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Yamaha SY22

(image courtesy of Yamaha)

Released: 1990

MSRP: Y115,500 ($1095US)


FM/rompler hybrid with vector technology from Prophet VS (vector envelopes control 4 element mix). FM can select from 256 presets, but only "tone" (modulation level) is editable. Appears to be based on SY55 platform. Architecture Class: FM-Rompler.

Ebay Description:

The Yamaha SY22 is a pressure and velocity sensitive 61 key (16 voice multitimbral) hybrid (FM and sample based) synthesizer, featuring dual sample sources and dual preset FM sources with dedicated (4 stage) envelopes, a (AR) volume envelope, two dimensional 50 step volume and detune vector envelopes, an LFO (saw up/down, square, triangle, random waveforms), 16 effects, card and MIDI interfaces, and 128 presets (64 editable).


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:976mm(37.875in) D:285mm(11.25in) H:93mm(3.625in) 6.8kg(15lbs) no stereo no MIDI volume-pedal MIDI sustain 10-12VDC 500mA


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
SY22 SY35 TG33 user:16 card:16 preset:64 user:64 MCD32:64 MCD64:128 card:MCD32|MCD64 MIDI-SysEx MIDI-SysEx mode based buttons LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
8 16 no Sample+FM+Sample+FM


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
16 (reverb, delay, distortion) no MIDI-CC7 VoiceEG volume-pedal yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A no N/A N/A mod-wheel pitch-wheel volume-pedal MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC7 MIDI-CC16 MIDI-CC17 MIDI


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
channel no MIDI:IN/OUT/THRU pedal MIDI no 1


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
no 16b ? no 4MW preset N/A preset no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
ElementA digital sample:128 +-1 aftertouch EGA LevelVector LFO velocity FM aftertouch DetuneVector LFO pitch-wheel no
ElementB digital FM-preset:256 +-1 aftertouch EGB LevelVector LFO velocity FM aftertouch DetuneVector LFO pitch-wheel no
ElementC digital sample:128 +-1 aftertouch EGC LevelVector LFO velocity FM aftertouch DetuneVector LFO pitch-wheel no
ElementD digital FM-preset:256 +-1 aftertouch EGD LevelVector LFO velocity FM aftertouch DetuneVector LFO pitch-wheel no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LevelVector 50 50 yes no key no no
DetuneVector 50 50 yes no key no no
EGA 4 4 no no key key key
EGB 4 4 no no key key key
EGC 4 4 no no key key key
EGD 4 4 no no key key key
VoiceEG - AR no no key no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO saw:up|down square triangle random delay attack no key no aftertouch MIDI-CC1 mod-wheel no
FM-Rompler Models
SY22 TG33 SY35 SY77 TG77 SY99